ChaseTek – Telecom Advisors

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Michael Marlowe serves as ChaseTek’s director of strategy and vice president of new markets. In his over two decades of experience Michael Marlowe has been employed at several large organizations, operated as the principal consultant for an innovation assessment for the City of Columbus, OH, and is an experienced telecom advisor

ChaseTek was established in 2004 with the mission of designing, acquiring, implementing, and managing infrastructure for the use of various technologies in a comprehensive manner. Specializing in not only voice and data networks such as telephone services and the Internet, but also help desk and vendor management, ChaseTek maintains a commitment to providing advanced system analysis and ensuring personalized maintenance and management support so that it can continuously deliver effective solutions to its clients.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, ChaseTek operates in over 9,000 domestic and international locations and serves more than 1,900 brands. To learn more about ChaseTek, visit


A Primer on Firewalls


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A strategy executive with experience in finance and telecommunications, Michael Marlowe serves as the director of strategy and vice president of new markets with ChaseTek in Columbus, OH. In his leadership role with the Columbus, OH-based firm, Michael Marlowe serves as a point of contact for services such as VoIP, landline, and firewall management.

In today’s tech-centered world, nearly all telecommunications companies offer some kind of firewall management service. At the most basic level, a firewall refers to a method of filtering incoming and outgoing Internet traffic with the purpose of ensuring network security. The ideal firewall should allow all legitimate traffic through while preventing unwanted traffic that may be harmful to the user’s system.

Firewalls achieve network security in a number of ways. Simple firewalls examine information for characteristics such as its source and location, which can give clues regarding its legitimacy. While these types of firewalls are great at preventing unwanted data from coming in, they do little to prevent unwanted outgoing data from “Trojan horse” viruses. To prevent these malicious programs from transmitting user data, complex software firewalls can be used alongside a hardware firewall.

The Advantages of Using a Data Center

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Michael Marlowe formerly served as managing partner of Columbus, Ohio-based M.Marlowe Consulting, where he worked with CEOs and COOs to help them increase revenue and cut costs. Also a skilled telecommunications broker, he is the director of strategy and vice president of new markets with Chasetek, also in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, Michael Marlowe applies his knowledge and experience with telecommunications and technology offerings, including data centers, which provide many benefits to businesses and organizations. The following are just a few:

Cost savings. Rather than purchasing new equipment as it becomes obsolete, businesses can contract a third-party data center to store their data on the latest equipment.

Speed. Setting up or updating a data center can take organizations as long as two years to complete. By choosing a third-party data center operator, the wait time can be reduced by two to four months.

Flexibility. Data centers allow organizations to utilize more or fewer resources as their data storage needs change. Furthermore, organizations only pay for the resources they use.

Risk Mitigation. By using a data center, organizations can eliminate the risk of losing their data in the event of an emergency at their headquarters.

Benefits of Fiber Optic Cabling

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A former managing partner of M. Marlowe Consulting in Columbus, OH, Michael Marlowe recently became the director of strategy and vice president of new markets for Chasetek. Alongside his work in Columbus, OH, Michael Marlowe gained extensive experience as a telecommunications professional in areas such as fiber optics.

Formed of pure glass or plastic strands the width of a human hair, fiber optic cables transmit digital information across vast distances. Around those strands forming the core of the cable, another type of glass, known as the cladding, keeps light inside the core, ensuring communication of photons reaches its destination.

Fiber optic cables have much greater capacity than comparably-sized copper cables. The combination of light communication and glass construction eliminates problems from electromagnetic interference, which affect standard network cabling even when it has special shielding. Additionally, light can travel much greater distances without needing signal boosters.

Other advantages of fiber optic cabling range from greater security to increased upload and download speeds. For example, a download that takes 22 minutes through standard copper cabling might require only 8 seconds with fiber optics.